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J36 - Thursday 16th April 2015

Posted Friday, 17 April 2015, 4.41pm

North West Auctions saw an entry of 303 cattle forward at it’s fortnightly sale.

Store Cattle

Store cattle sold to a top price of £1170 for a Mont x steer from Crook Hall Farm Ltd. Best yearling steers sold to £1080 for Lim x from B L Swindlehurst with others £1060 from K G & L M Park. A run of cattle from R & A Galbraith saw Lim x steers sell to £1040, with Fries steers to £710.
Heifers sold to £1000 for BRB x and HFD x , with others £980 for Char x from J A Chapman.
Youngers heifers £905 for Lim x from D J & E A Park.
Young bulls sold to £920 from M G & H M Capstick. Best suckler bulls £770 for 6 mo Lim x from D A Wilcock.
A special entry of Beef Breeding Cattle saw Cows and calves sell to £1820 from G M Strong and Heifers with calves £1520 from P & C Gibson. A Lim bull from K M & K J Curwen sold for a final bid of £2100.
The dispersal sale on behalf of the late D Underhill attracted keen interest from the Northern Counties and Wales. A top price of £1680 was achieved for a 2011 pure Luing In-calf Cow, with others £1480. Luing Cows with calves sold to £1650, with others £1550. Red Poll Cows with calves sold to £900. Young stock were keenly sought after, with pure Luing Heifers £900, £820 and Red Polls £760. A mature Luing bull sold at £900, with a Red Poll £840


A very mixed show of Cast Cows were forward for today’s sale with a full ringside of buyers competing strongly for all classes of cows.


Black and white cows to 144.5p/kg from A & B Pickthall of Hincaster, purchased by Mr L Fell, with good meated cows 120p-130p/kg and plainer cows around the £1/kg mark. Cont cows topped at 179.5p/kg for a Lim x cow from T, L B & J Knowles of Selside. A very pleasing overall average of 117.54p/kg was achieved for all cattle sold.

Calves and Stirks

The weekly sale of Stirks and Calves at J36 had a bumper entry of 78 forward. All types of calves were keenly sought after. Black and Whites were in very strong demand and best types of beef calves selling well. Weaned Black and Whites sold to £250 from H J Robinson & Son of Elm Tree farm with rearing calves on milk achieving £150 from R & J Dodgson of Cracalt Farm. All Black and Whites averaged £93.52. Beef bred calves sold to £505 from Mill Farm of Brookhouse with a Limousin bull calf at 10 weeks old. British blues sold to £420 for bulls from JW & TE Sharp of Flodder Hall, with others from the same home selling to £400. Heifer calves were in good demand, with them all selling to their value.
A larger entry of stirks forward saw Limousin bulls at 7 month old selling to £670 from RH & RA Fawcett of Green Dragon Farm and Friesian bred bulls from the same home making £410.
Next sale: The weekly sale of Calves to include the special monthly sale of Stirks will be on Thursday 23rd April 2015

Top prices:
Store Bullocks: Fr: £710 Carter House. Ang: £950 The Coach House. Slr: £790 Fell House. Lim: £1080 Low House; £1060 Low Fell End; £1040, £1010 Carter House; £1010, £1000 Hollin Hall Farm. Char: £950 Fell House. Here: £780 Cooper House. BrB: £925 The Coach House; £870 Barker Knott. Mon: £1170 Crook Hall Farm. Blo: £885 Causeway Farm.
Store Heifers: Lim: £970 Low Fell End; £960 Hole House; £905 Hollin Hall Farm; £900 Capplerigg Farm. Char: £980 North Lodge. Here: £1000 Gladden Hey Farm; £840 North Lodge. Sim: £920 North Lodge. BrB: £1000 Gladden Hey Farm; £800 Meadow View. Blo: £800 Meadow View.
Store Bulls: Lim: £770 Gladden Hey Farm. Stab: £920, £815 Park House Farm.
OTM Cattle: Fr: 144.5p Bradley Farm; 137.5p Low Stangerthwaite; 134.5p Lockbank Farm; 129.5p Espford Farm. Ayr: 119.5p, 117.6p, 114.5p Sunny Bank. Sho: 134.5p Broad Oak; 111.5p School House. Gal: 109.5p High Row. MRI: 129.5p Piked Howe. Lim: 179.5p High Borrowbridge; 159.5p Gladden Hey Farm; 149.5p Tilberthwaite.
Bull Calves: Fr: £250, £175 Elm Tree Farm; £170, £150 Middle Bank Farm; £150 Cracalt Farm. Ang: £220 Ridding Lane Farm. Sho: £160 School House. Lim: £510 Middle Bank Farm; £320 Spout House. BrB: £420, £400 Flodder Hall; £365, £350 Cinder Barrow; £330, £300 Holme House; £300 Hagg Farm. Blo: £220, £200 Ridding Lane Farm.
Heifer Calves: Ang: £260, £215 Elm Tree Farm; £200 Warton Grange Farm. Lim: £450, £380, £350, £300 Middle Bank Farm; £360 Hill Farm. BrB: £305, £280, £270 Holme House; £300 Hagg Farm. Blo: £225, £215 Ridding Lane Farm.
Steer Calf: Lim: £505 Hill Farm.
Bull Stirks: Fr: £410 Green Dragon Farm. Ang: £350 The Lodge. Lim: £670 Green Dragon Farm.

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